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Aberdeen Standard launches EM debt fund

Posted by Anton Murray Consulting on . Posted in Funds Management News


Aberdeen Standard Investments is set to launch a new emerging market local currency debt fund to give Australian investors exposure to a meaningful risk premium. Aberdeen Standard has been investing in emerging market debt for over 20 years and the new fund will offer investors a new source of investment income in the low-return environment. ASI’s head of global emerging market debt Brett Diment said emerging market debt (EMD) provided higher yields than Australian and global developed market bonds while its currencies were the cheapest, they’d been since 2008.

“We are now seeing rates fall to similar lows here in Australia and many investors are now looking for alternative ways to generate investment income,” he said. Mr Diment told Investor Daily that the Australian dollar had fallen and it would net investors quite attractive returns if they purchased emerging market currencies.

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